Come out tonight to see Ezibu Muntu African dance performance in Glen Allen tonight. It will be a wonderful performance. African dancers and drummers sharing in the art of dance and music.
Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation began as a student organization on the campus of VCU in 1973. Founder Tanya Dennis a dance professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, recognized a need for multicultural enrichment in the Richmond community. She particularly wanted to help the African American student find a sense of ancestral pride and self-esteem. After maintaining status as a university based group. Ezibu decided they could better serve the community with a larger not-for-profit organization aimed at educating the community about African customs and traditions. In 1984, Ezibu established itself as a corporation and has been exciting and educating audiences for over 25 years, It is estimated that since the auspicious beginning more than 1000 individuals have been directly involved with the Ezibu Muntu family. Over the years. Ezibu has produced many professional artist in a wide variety of artistic disciplines. Renee Knight a founder member still dances today and leads the foundation